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EBS "Successful Leadership in Europe" Short Term Exchange
Oestrich-winkel, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Cost Estimate Summer
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Short Term Abroad
Program Description:

Germany: "Successful Leadership in Europe" Short-Term Exchange with EBS

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The European Business School (EBS) is a leader in finance, logistics, automotive management, and real estate.  Founded in 1971, EBS is the oldest private business school with university status in Germany and its campus occupies several historic buildings, creating an inspiring environment. 

The EBS Master in Management is ranked 12th worldwide in the 2016 Financial Times Global Masters in Management Rankings. EBS seeks to develop knowledgeable future leaders with skills having practical relevance. EBS has five core values; performance, responsibility, impact, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit.    

This short-term exchange course is offered through our exchange partner, the European Business School, and is taught at the main EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel (Frankfurt), Germany. This three-tiered course includes classroom lectures & case study analysis, corporate visits and cultural activities. During the first part of the course students will focus on the economic & political environment of international business in Europe. A complementary introductory German language course is also offered during this time. The second part of the course focuses on the following topics: social, economic and political issues in European business, corporate governance and leadership in European businesses, new markets in Eastern Europe, leadership styles and human Resource Management in Europe, and challenges in the competitive European business market.

Corporate visits: The European Council in Strasbourg, France and Opel car manufacturer.

Social activities include:

  • A welcome cocktail in the original wine cellar of the campus castle to mingle with your fellow participants
  • Sightseeing in different parts of Germany, connected to the company visits
  • a wine tasting at a local winery
  • A tour of a venerable old abbey, followed by the farewell BBQ on the last day of the programme.


Academic Credit

Students can earn 3 academic credits for successful participation in this program.

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at EBS. Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program fulfills general elective credit for Master's and MBA programs. This program has also been pre-approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards other MBA concentrations or Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.


Admission to this course is restricted to graduate students in the School of Business.


Early-bird Application Deadline:
Monday, February 19, 2017*

*Students who submit their applications by February 19 will be eligible to receive a 100 euro discount on the EBS service fee. 

Application Deadline:
Sunday, February 26, 2017

**Students applying to this program will also be required to complete EBS's online application (link HERE) by the February 26th deadline. 
Register under “New Applicant” and follow the instructions. When applying, have on hand to upload: your resume and a copy of your university transcript.

Overseas Dates:
May 8 - 26, 2017


Click HERE for program costs estimate. For short-term exchanges, students pay GW tuition for 3 credits. A service fee is due to EBS upon acceptance into the program. The 2017 program fee is 450 euros.


Information Session

View a live recording of the information session here.

Additional Information

Program brochure: Business Summers Introduction.pdf


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.
Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or with your questions and visit the EBS website.